100 Great Community Hospitals – Becker’s Hospital Review (2015)

Cheyenne Regional has been recognized as one of 100 Great Community Hospitals in 2015, by Becker’s Hospital Review. Becker’s defines community hospital as a hospital with fewer than 550 beds and that have minimal teaching programs. Some are located in suburban areas near major cities, while others are found in rural towns that serve as the only hospitals in their communities. Whether independent or part of a larger health system, the hospitals on this list have continually worked to provide high-quality care.

The Becker’s editorial team selected community hospitals based on rankings and awards from such organizations as iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades and CareChex.

BECKER’S 100 GREAT COMMUNITY HOSPITALS

ACTION Registry®–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award™ (2015)

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. CRMC is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes CRMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that we have reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, CRMC consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY

ACTION Registry®–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award™ (2016)

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award again, for 2016. CRMC is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. This award was earned by demonstrating sustained achievement of performance measures in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction patients through the implementation of ACTION Registry-GWTG and application of American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guideline recommendations.

To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, CRMC consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Quality Benchmark Report (2016)

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) scored 95 out of 100 on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Quality Benchmark Report, in the area of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC). Across Wyoming, the average score was 77, and the national average was 79. CRMC was one of 2,582 facilities that responded to the 2015 CDC survey. This represented 82% of facilities nationwide that provide maternity services. The report was released in October 2016.

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Colorectal Surgeries, Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2017)

Colorectal surgeries correct problems of the colon (large intestine) and rectum. Surgeries include full or partial removal (resection) of the colon or rectum; removal of the left or right side (hemicolectomy), the lower part (sigmoidectomy), or  the upper part (cecectomy) of the colon; and attaching the colon to an opening (stoma) in the abdominal wall (colostomy).

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Star ratings are an evaluation of the hospital’s actual performance as compared to the predicted performance for that hospital based on a specific risk-adjustment model applied to that hospital.

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Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ – Healthgrades (2016, 2017)

The Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in coronary intervention procedures. Patients who have these procedures at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of dying.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. For each hospital, Healthgrades assigns an overall score for each specialty area based on hospital performance. The top 5% or 10% of hospitals within each specialty area are recognized as Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award™ recipients, as measured by lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication scores.

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Coronary Interventional Procedures Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2016, 2017)

Coronary interventional procedures are minimally invasive procedures, such as angioplasty, that open narrowed or blocked coronary arteries (blood vessels of the heart) to restore normal blood flow to the heart muscle.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Star ratings are an evaluation of the hospital’s actual performance as compared to the predicted performance for that hospital based on a specific risk-adjustment model applied to that hospital.

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Get With the Guidelines® – Stroke Bronze Award (2015)

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the Bronze Quality Achievement award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for one calendar quarter.

These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. They focus on appropriate use of guideline-based care for stroke patients, including aggressive use of medications such as clot-busting and anti-clotting drugs, blood thinners and cholesterol-reducing drugs, preventive action for deep vein thrombosis and smoking cessation counseling.

GET WITH THE GUIDELINES® – STROKE OVERVIEW

Hip Fracture Treatment, Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Hip fracture treatment often requires surgical repair of the upper part of the thigh bone (femur) that fits into the hip socket. Hip fracture treatment may involve repositioning the bones and holding them in place using metal plates and screws.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Star ratings are an evaluation of the hospital’s actual performance as compared to the predicted performance for that hospital based on a specific risk-adjustment model applied to that hospital.

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Leapfrog Hospital Quality Survey (2015)

In October of 2016, Leapfrog (a healthcare quality and safety improvement organization) recognized Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for “outstanding results in maternity care, early elective deliveries, C-section rates and episiotomy rates.” Leapfrog also noted that “Cheyenne Regional Medical Center sets the bar for transparency in Wyoming; they disclose more (quality-related) information than any other hospital in Wyoming.” 

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Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award (2015)

Cheyenne Regional has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Each year in the United States, approximately 250,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to immediately restore blood flow, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.

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Most Wired™ (2015)

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is recognized as a 2015 Most Wired™ award recipient for our demonstrated leadership and commitment to health IT’s role as a differentiator in improving care coordination, quality and outcomes.

The 2015 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study, in partnership with CHIME and sponsored by VMware, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of more than 741 participants, representing more than 2,213 hospitals, examined how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

“Congratulations to our nation’s Most Wired hospitals for harnessing the potential of information technology to improve quality care and patient safety and lower health care costs,” said Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “At the forefront of the field, these hospitals are setting the bar for protection of patient data through discerning security measures.”

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Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ – Healthgrades (2017)

The Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. Patients who receive COPD or pneumonia treatment at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of dying.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. For each hospital, Healthgrades assigns an overall score for each specialty area based on hospital performance. The top 5% or 10% of hospitals within each specialty area are recognized as Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award™ recipients, as measured by lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication scores.

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Quality Awards & Recognition – Healthgrades (2015, 2016)

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center received numerous awards and recognitions from Healthgrades in 2015 and 2016, including:

  • One of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™” (2016)
  • Ranked in the top 10% in the nation for “Overall Orthopedic Services” (2016)
  • Ranked in the top 10% in the nation for “Cardiology Services” (2015, 2016)
  • Received the “Coronary Intervention Excellence™” award (2016)
  • Received the “Orthopedic Surgery Excellence™” awards (2016)

Spinal Fusion Surgery, Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2015, 2016, 2017)

A spinal fusion is the surgical joining of two vertebrae (bones) in your neck or back to treat pain due to spinal fracture, degenerative disc disease, or abnormalities of the spine.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Star ratings are an evaluation of the hospital’s actual performance as compared to the predicted performance for that hospital based on a specific risk-adjustment model applied to that hospital.

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Top 10% in the Nation, Cardiology Services – Healthgrades (2015, 2016, 2017)

Cheyenne Regional is among the top 10% in the nation for Cardiology Services, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

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Top 10% in the Nation, Coronary Interventional Procedures – Healthgrades (2016, 2017)

Cheyenne Regional is among the top 10% in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

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Top 10% in the Nation, Overall Pulmonary Services – Healthgrades (2017)

Cheyenne Regional is among the top 10% in the nation for ‘Overall Pulmonary Services,’ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

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Treatment of Heart Attack Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2015, 2016, 2017)

A heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which your heart muscle is deprived of oxygen. A heart attack, usually caused by a blood clot, causes serious damage to your heart muscle and its ability to function effectively.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Star ratings are an evaluation of the hospital’s actual performance as compared to the predicted performance for that hospital based on a specific risk-adjustment model applied to that hospital.

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Treatment of Heart Failure Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2015, 2016, 2017)

Heart failure, or congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when your heart is damaged and too weak to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body. Fluid pools in your body’s tissues, causing swelling and life-threatening lung congestion.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Star ratings are an evaluation of the hospital’s actual performance as compared to the predicted performance for that hospital based on a specific risk-adjustment model applied to that hospital.

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Treatment of Pneumonia, Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2012 – 2017)

Pneumonia is a lung infection usually caused by viruses and bacteria. It is a common complication of hospitalization and critical illnesses, particularly lung diseases.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Star ratings are an evaluation of the hospital’s actual performance as compared to the predicted performance for that hospital based on a specific risk-adjustment model applied to that hospital.

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Treatment of Respiratory Failure, Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2013 – 2017)

Respiratory failure is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the respiratory system fails to supply enough oxygen to the body or remove carbon dioxide waste from the body.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Star ratings are an evaluation of the hospital’s actual performance as compared to the predicted performance for that hospital based on a specific risk-adjustment model applied to that hospital.

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Treatment of Respiratory Failure, Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2013 – 2017)

Respiratory failure is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the respiratory system fails to supply enough oxygen to the body or remove carbon dioxide waste from the body.


Treatment of Sepsis, Five-Star Recipient – Healthgrades (2011 – 2017)

Sepsis is caused by any serious infection that spreads through the bloodstream and results in potentially life-threatening inflammation throughout the body.

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for helping consumers make informed healthcare choices regarding doctors and facilities. Each year, Healthgrades evaluates approximately 4,500 hospitals and healthcare systems on their performances on the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. Star ratings are an evaluation of the hospital’s actual performance as compared to the predicted performance for that hospital based on a specific risk-adjustment model applied to that hospital.

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A Leader in Healthcare

  • We’re celebrating 150 years of providing care to this community (1867 – 2017)
  • First in Cheyenne and Southern Wyoming to offer hyperbaric chambers for the treatment of chronic wounds
  • First provider in Cheyenne to offer Digital Mammography
  • Featured on the Discovery Channel as the first hospital in the nation to use the Stealth Treon neurosurgical navigation system (2003)
  • Provided cardiac patients with the first drug-eluting stent, 3-D echocardiography and Transmyocardial Revascularization Laser in the region
  • Created the first comprehensive weight loss surgery program in Wyoming
  • Conducted the first artificial disk replacement surgery in Wyoming by partnering with orthopedic surgeons
  • Opened Wyoming’s first Level II Trauma Center
  • Introduced TomoTherapy, a groundbreaking radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients
  • First and only hospital in Wyoming (and in a 100-mile radius) to perform MAKOplasty procedures for partial-knee and total-hip replacement surgeries (2015-).
  • First and only hospital in Wyoming to perform surgeries utilizing the da Vinci Xi® robotic system, for urologic and general surgical procedures (2016-).

Notable Honors

  • Recognized as one of the “Top 25 Best Hospitals” in the nation for heart valve replacement surgery
  • Lifestyle Management Center is designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • Named in the Top 25 percent of Home Health Agencies in the United States (2007)
  • CMMI Health Care Innovation Award (Medical Neighborhoods Transforming Rural Care Delivery;$14.2 million) Three year project 2012-2015
  • National Health Data Consortium Affiliate (Wyoming Institute of Population Health is one of only seven national affiliates) 2013. The National Health Data Consortium is a public-private collaboration that encourages innovators to utilize health data to develop applications that raise awareness of health system performance on population health strategies and spark community action to improve health.
  • CMS-CMMI Innovation Advisor Fellow – Phyllis Sherard, MPA, MHA, PhD, 2012
  • AHA’s Foster McGaw Award for Community Excellence 2012
  • 2011 Jackson Charitable Hospital Award for Community Health Improvement
  • United Way of Laramie County – Uniting Our Community Award, Spring 2011